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Tue, 19/02/2019 - 17:00

Oxfam is a global movement of people working together to end the injustice of poverty.




The Role

We are looking for a Project Officer who will be mainly responsible for the implementation of the Solar Lights in Schools Campaign which is an Education Project. A proven project management specialist, you will ensure that consistency is maintained with Oxfam’s education strategy, goals and the design of the project. Reporting to the Area Program Manager in Koinadugu, you will demonstrate a good ability to work effectively with others, liaising with local education partners, Ministry of Education Science and Technology, other education institutions, schools and key community stakeholders to ensure timely and quality implementation of all activities. With strong communication and coordination skills, you will be expected to assist in the direct implementation of other education projects in Koinadugu District.


What we are looking for

To be our next Project Officer you will bring a Bachelor’s Degree in Education/Social Sciences or any related field of study; A minimum of two (2) years’ experience in a similar role; You will be knowledgeable in implementing projects in schools; Proficiency in project planning, implementation, monitoring and reporting is essential; Proven experience working at community level and in quality improvement projects in education, such as teacher training strategies, training school governing bodies and district education offices curriculum reforms, etc; Good training /facilitation and community mobilization skills, coordination and networking skills; Good report writing skills; Understanding of a right based approach in education development programming; Fluency in oral and written English; Excellent interpersonal communication skills Cultural sensitivity and adaptability. 

We offer

This role will give you an opportunity to make a difference in Sierra Leone, to act as key contributor to the work of Oxfam, to work with a group of passionate people that are specialists in their chosen fields etc, training and development, offers fair pay and competitive benefits package.

Our values and commitment to safeguarding

Oxfam is committed to preventing any type of unwanted behaviour at work including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse, lack of integrity and financial misconduct; and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. Oxfam expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment through our code of conduct. We place a high priority on ensuring that only those who share and demonstrate our values are recruited to work for us.

We are committed to ensuring diversity and gender equality within our organisation and encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.

Note: All offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and appropriate screening checks, which can include criminal records and terrorism finance checks.

How to apply 

At Oxfam, we believe that every aspect of our work can lead to a positive outcome so make the most of this considerable challenge by sending your Curriculum Vitae and a covering letter explaining your suitability against the essential criteria for the job, also clearly stating the position and area you are applying for as subject of your email and send online at , CC: OR submit hard copies to the Reception at Oxfam office at 15 Sir Samuel Lewis Road Freetown, the Logs Assistant at Oxfam Office in Koinadugu and the Programme Office Manager at Oxfam Office in Kono. The closing date for receiving the application will be 18th February 2019. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and Short listing will be ongoing.

We particularly welcome applications from qualified women and people of indigenous backgrounds. Only Shortlisted Candidates will be contacted

About us

Oxfam is a global movement of people working together to end the injustice of poverty. That means we tackle the inequality that keeps people poor. Together we save, protect and rebuild lives. When disaster strikes, we help people build better lives for themselves, and for others. We take on issues like land rights, climate change and discrimination against women. And we won’t stop until every person on the planet can enjoy life free from poverty

Oxfam GB is a member of international confederation of 19 organisations working together with partners and local communities in the areas of humanitarian, development and campaigning, in more than 90 countries. 


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